Keep an eye on your electronics
Have you ever found that your electronics can unexpectedly cease functioning in scorching temperatures? Well, the same goes for colder weather.
For example, if you own an iPhone or any smartphone, it’s common for the device to stop functioning properly if it’s exposed to anything below 0°C. So, this means that you can expect your phone to run out of battery much quicker than usual, or to turn off altogether until it’s left somewhere with a more stable temperature for a while.
If you’re planning on going to a pretty rural area for your camping trip that’s particularly isolated, you’ll want to avoid losing the one device you have to contact the outside world. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!
So, to avoid this from happening, don’t leave your phone out in the open air. Simply store it in a snug compartment of your rucksack, or keep it stored within a pocket. Ideally, a fleece-lined one!
It’s good advice to prepare for colder conditions than you expect. Always check weather forecasts before you set off to make sure you have everything you need.
And, if you’re going somewhere that will be genuinely freezing (e.g subzero temperatures), we’d highly recommend looking into what to look out for in case of an emergency. For example, learn how to spot the first signs of frostbite.
It’s also important to make sure you know where you are at all times, as getting lost when it’s cold, wet and dark can be dangerous. Remember, if the elements become too difficult, it may be best to turn back and try another day!
Get prepared for cold weather camping with Winfields Outdoors
We hope you’ve found our advice on camping in cold weather conditions useful.
From thermal clothing and portable heaters to sleeping bags and tents, we have everything you need to ensure your next adventure is a comfortable (and safe!) one, whatever the weather. To check out our full selection of camping gear, explore the rest of our website today.